Brink release date moved up a week

The release date of Splash Damage's class-based, objective-driven shooter Brink has been bumped forward by a week, publisher Bethesda Softworks announced today.


Brink was previously scheduled to launch on May 17 in North America but will now arrive on May 10. The European release will come in May 13. It'll hit PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

"Production wrapped on Brink earlier than we planned and we didn't see any reason to keep gamers from getting their hands on this highly anticipated game as soon as it was ready," said Pete Hines, Bethesda Softworks VP of PR and marketing, in the announcement. "It's apparent from the tremendous reaction so far that people are eager to jump online and play, and if we can make that happen earlier--we're going to."

Brink was initially slated to launch in spring 2010 but was then delayed into fall 2010, slipping yet again before being pinned down to its May 17, 2011 date.

Brink's new release date means it'll no longer launch on the same day as L.A. Noire and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. While these games are quite different, they're still all competing for a share of players' limited cash.

Check out our recent hands-on preview for more on Brink.